Why eat wheat germ? Wheat germ is the center of the wheat seed that is responsible for the development and growth of the new plant sprout. Though only a small part of the wheat seed, the germ is a highly concentrated source of nutrients, including niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin E, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc. The germ also contains protein, fiber and some fat. Wheat germ adds a healthy crunch to virtually any recipe, from breakfast pancakes to fruit smoothies.
Source: The Daily Star, December 06, 2008